Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 37 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 +52
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,326 7,692 7,798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.16% 6.16% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 6.69% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,413 6,974 6,583
Median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,776 £39,750
90th Percentile £97,350 £101,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 60,313 114,969 138,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.10% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48,609 92,106 110,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 4,939 £67,500 -3.57% 1,124
London +7 2,697 £75,000 - 591
UK excluding London +32 2,413 £57,500 +4.55% 607
Work from Home 0 1,043 £65,000 -3.70% 250
South East +39 786 £60,000 - 138
North of England -4 519 £52,500 +5.00% 200
Midlands +61 388 £55,000 +4.76% 86
North West +4 327 £50,000 -4.76% 140
South West +53 323 £52,500 +5.00% 45
West Midlands +52 246 £60,000 +14.29% 47
Scotland -6 189 £62,500 +19.05% 47
East Midlands +48 141 £55,000 +10.00% 39
Yorkshire -20 139 £55,000 +10.00% 40
East of England +21 132 £65,000 -3.70% 59
Wales +34 55 £45,000 -5.26% 20
North East +17 53 £50,000 - 20
Northern Ireland +21 27 £52,500 -4.55% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,034 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,085 (39.15%) AWS
3 2,074 (38.94%) Java
4 2,069 (38.85%) DevOps
5 1,929 (36.22%) JavaScript
6 1,823 (34.23%) Docker
7 1,722 (32.33%) Azure
8 1,561 (29.31%) Kubernetes
9 1,552 (29.14%) .NET
10 1,460 (27.41%) C#
11 1,423 (26.72%) Software Engineering
12 1,340 (25.16%) TDD
13 1,288 (24.18%) SQL
14 1,201 (22.55%) Finance
15 1,185 (22.25%) React
16 1,092 (20.50%) Python
17 1,001 (18.79%) Node.js
18 986 (18.51%) Scrum
19 974 (18.29%) Spring
20 973 (18.27%) .NET Core
21 884 (16.60%) Test Automation
22 847 (15.90%) AngularJS
23 836 (15.70%) Git (software)
24 790 (14.83%) REST
25 751 (14.10%) CSS
26 718 (13.48%) SQL Server
27 700 (13.14%) Fintech
28 684 (12.84%) NoSQL
29 681 (12.79%) Kafka
30 680 (12.77%) GCP

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 256 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
2 161 (3.02%) Apache Spark
3 152 (2.85%) Apache
4 144 (2.70%) Confluence
5 100 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 74 (1.39%) CMS
7 58 (1.09%) NServiceBus
8 56 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 37 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 34 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.54%) IIS
13 27 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 26 (0.49%) JBoss
15 24 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (0.43%) OpenStack
17 21 (0.39%) nginx
18 19 (0.36%) Headless CMS
18 19 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 16 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (0.45%) InVision
1 24 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.38%) Sketch
3 13 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 11 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.019%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.39%) R3 Corda
3 20 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 19 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 18 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
6 17 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.26%) Magento
8 10 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.17%) Shopify
10 7 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 5 (0.094%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
13 3 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
14 2 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
14 2 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 2 (0.038%) SAP FI-CA
14 2 (0.038%) SAP PSCD
15 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
15 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,085 (39.15%) AWS
2 1,722 (32.33%) Azure
3 680 (12.77%) GCP
4 603 (11.32%) SaaS
5 593 (11.13%) Serverless
6 361 (6.78%) PaaS
7 355 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
8 192 (3.60%) IaaS
9 174 (3.27%) GitHub
10 169 (3.17%) Amazon ECS
11 143 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
12 113 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
13 109 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
14 107 (2.01%) OpenShift
15 88 (1.65%) Amazon S3
16 68 (1.28%) Apigee
16 68 (1.28%) npm
17 62 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
18 59 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
18 59 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (2.23%) HTTP
2 59 (1.11%) Internet
3 44 (0.83%) DNS
4 41 (0.77%) Firewall
5 38 (0.71%) Skype
6 22 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.39%) VPN
8 19 (0.36%) AMQP
9 11 (0.21%) Network Security
10 8 (0.15%) SSL
10 8 (0.15%) Wireless
11 7 (0.13%) WAN
12 6 (0.11%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.11%) LAN
12 6 (0.11%) VLAN
12 6 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.094%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.094%) MQTT
13 5 (0.094%) OpenVPN
14 4 (0.075%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 684 (12.84%) NoSQL
3 520 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 451 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
5 440 (8.26%) MySQL
6 319 (5.99%) Relational Database
7 252 (4.73%) Big Data
8 198 (3.72%) Redis
9 143 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 103 (1.93%) Hadoop
11 94 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 86 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 78 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
14 76 (1.43%) Data Lake
15 73 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
16 65 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 52 (0.98%) Blockchain
18 49 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
19 43 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
20 35 (0.66%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 836 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 629 (11.81%) Jenkins
3 265 (4.98%) GitLab
4 254 (4.77%) JIRA
5 221 (4.15%) Selenium
6 183 (3.44%) Maven
7 169 (3.17%) JUnit
8 144 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 98 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 97 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 97 (1.82%) Gradle
11 96 (1.80%) SonarQube
12 92 (1.73%) Bitbucket
13 90 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
14 89 (1.67%) Mockito
15 87 (1.63%) Artifactory
16 83 (1.56%) Visual Studio
17 76 (1.43%) Cypress.io
18 62 (1.16%) webpack
19 57 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,201 (22.55%) Finance
2 383 (7.19%) Banking
3 179 (3.36%) Public Sector
4 119 (2.23%) Marketing
5 118 (2.22%) Retail
6 110 (2.07%) Games
7 98 (1.84%) Front Office
8 96 (1.80%) Law
9 86 (1.61%) Back Office
10 68 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 49 (0.92%) Publishing
12 38 (0.71%) Advertising
13 35 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 32 (0.60%) Legal
15 31 (0.58%) Electronics
16 25 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 20 (0.38%) Online Betting
18 19 (0.36%) Private Banking
19 17 (0.32%) Automotive
20 16 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,754 (51.71%) Developer
2 823 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 780 (14.65%) Senior Developer
4 740 (13.89%) Software Engineer
5 539 (10.12%) Architect
6 526 (9.88%) .NET Developer
7 362 (6.80%) C# Developer
8 350 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 337 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 330 (6.20%) Software Developer
11 329 (6.18%) Java Engineer
12 240 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
13 237 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
14 218 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
15 214 (4.02%) Senior Software Engineer
16 206 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
17 198 (3.72%) Java Software Engineer
18 175 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
19 167 (3.14%) Backend Developer
19 167 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,552 (29.14%) .NET
2 1,185 (22.25%) React
3 1,001 (18.79%) Node.js
4 974 (18.29%) Spring
5 973 (18.27%) .NET Core
6 847 (15.90%) AngularJS
7 790 (14.83%) REST
8 751 (14.10%) CSS
9 681 (12.79%) Kafka
10 675 (12.67%) Spring Boot
11 660 (12.39%) HTML
12 608 (11.42%) RESTful
13 587 (11.02%) Web Services
14 560 (10.51%) .NET Framework
15 349 (6.55%) ASP.NET
15 349 (6.55%) Vue.js
16 346 (6.50%) jQuery
17 320 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 276 (5.18%) RabbitMQ
19 256 (4.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 468 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (5.14%) Cloud Native
3 214 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 196 (3.68%) User Experience
6 139 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 138 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 130 (2.44%) Hedge funds
9 129 (2.42%) N-Tier
10 120 (2.25%) Public Cloud
11 71 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 64 (1.20%) Equities
13 60 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 60 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 53 (1.00%) Data Centre
14 53 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 48 (0.90%) NHS
16 40 (0.75%) Derivative
17 39 (0.73%) Renewable Energy
18 35 (0.66%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 472 (8.86%) Linux
2 159 (2.99%) Windows
3 116 (2.18%) Android
4 88 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 65 (1.22%) Unix
6 57 (1.07%) CentOS
7 45 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.17%) VMS
11 4 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.056%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.056%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.038%) Android TV
13 2 (0.038%) Fedora
13 2 (0.038%) Robot Operating System
13 2 (0.038%) Solaris
14 1 (0.019%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.019%) tvOS
14 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,034 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,069 (38.85%) DevOps
3 1,423 (26.72%) Software Engineering
4 1,340 (25.16%) TDD
5 986 (18.51%) Scrum
6 884 (16.60%) Test Automation
7 700 (13.14%) Fintech
8 674 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
9 637 (11.96%) Mentoring
10 604 (11.34%) BDD
11 553 (10.38%) MVC
12 456 (8.56%) OO
13 413 (7.75%) SOLID
14 390 (7.32%) SOA
15 378 (7.10%) Open Source
16 347 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
17 337 (6.33%) Unit Testing
18 310 (5.82%) Analytics
19 282 (5.29%) Machine Learning
20 280 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,074 (38.94%) Java
2 1,929 (36.22%) JavaScript
3 1,460 (27.41%) C#
4 1,288 (24.18%) SQL
5 1,092 (20.50%) Python
6 516 (9.69%) TypeScript
7 439 (8.24%) Go
8 361 (6.78%) Java 8
9 296 (5.56%) Scala
10 247 (4.64%) PHP
11 202 (3.79%) Kotlin
12 175 (3.29%) C++
13 169 (3.17%) PowerShell
13 169 (3.17%) T-SQL
14 121 (2.27%) Ruby
15 102 (1.92%) Bash Shell
16 86 (1.61%) C
17 82 (1.54%) ES6
18 53 (1.00%) Shell Script
19 36 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 444 (8.34%) Degree
2 183 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 157 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 148 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.35%) AWS Certification
6 46 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 44 (0.83%) ISEB
8 31 (0.58%) Sun Certification
9 30 (0.56%) PhD
10 21 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.24%) CCNA
12 13 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.21%) SANS
14 10 (0.19%) CISSP
15 9 (0.17%) CISM
15 9 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.15%) CISA
17 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (7.60%) QA
2 22 (0.41%) GDPR
3 17 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.24%) NIST
6 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.23%) SLA
7 10 (0.19%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.19%) WCAG
8 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.11%) NCSC
9 6 (0.11%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.075%) ITGC
11 3 (0.056%) PMO
12 2 (0.038%) GAAP
12 2 (0.038%) IFRS
12 2 (0.038%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.038%) PSD2
12 2 (0.038%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.019%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,823 (34.23%) Docker
2 33 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.30%) Postfix
6 12 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.19%) KVM
7 10 (0.19%) vSphere
8 4 (0.075%) LXC
8 4 (0.075%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.056%) HDFS
9 3 (0.056%) Varnish
9 3 (0.056%) zsh
10 2 (0.038%) NDS
10 2 (0.038%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.038%) NFS
10 2 (0.038%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.019%) Firmware
11 1 (0.019%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,561 (29.31%) Kubernetes
2 628 (11.79%) Terraform
3 287 (5.39%) Ansible
4 199 (3.74%) Puppet
5 150 (2.82%) Grafana
6 130 (2.44%) Prometheus
7 102 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (0.71%) Istio
9 35 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.43%) Graphite
11 21 (0.39%) MIIS
11 21 (0.39%) Rancher
12 18 (0.34%) Kibana
12 18 (0.34%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (0.21%) Graylog
14 11 (0.21%) Rundeck
15 9 (0.17%) Consul
16 7 (0.13%) Nagios
17 6 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 455 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 401 (7.53%) Google
3 236 (4.43%) Oracle
4 86 (1.61%) SAP
5 79 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 77 (1.45%) VMware
7 75 (1.41%) IBM
8 59 (1.11%) Nintex
9 57 (1.07%) Splunk
10 52 (0.98%) Databricks
11 50 (0.94%) Adobe
12 49 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (0.77%) Zend
14 36 (0.68%) Ceridian
15 33 (0.62%) Xamarin
16 31 (0.58%) ServiceNow
17 28 (0.53%) Atlassian
18 27 (0.51%) New Relic
19 24 (0.45%) hybris
20 19 (0.36%) Pega